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CDC Launches COVID-19 WhatsApp Chat in Spanish to Increase Vaccinations

Released: 6/25/2021 6:00:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WhatsApp have partnered to launch a WhatsApp chat in Spanish to encourage vaccinations among Latino communities.

The chat—called “Mi Chat Sobre Vacunas COVID” or “My Chat about COVID Vaccines”—addresses vaccine misconceptions with information and resources. An “hola” message prompts users to access a menu of options that lists nearby vaccination sites, details on vaccine transportation, and FAQs.

This service is part of the Federal government’s “We Can Do This“ campaign. The chat can be accessed here.